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Court Ruling Could Jeopardize Temporary Protected Status for New York Immigrants

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Refugees who were awarded temporary protected status in the United States after fleeing dangerous conditions in their home countries may soon lose these protections and be subject to immediate deportation after a ruling was handed down from the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This ruling essentially strips away the legal immigration status of these individuals, many of whom arrived in this country years ago and have remained as conditions continued to worsen in their home countries.

Trump Pushes for End to Temporary Protected Status

Many of the immigrants who were allowed to remain in the United States under temporary protected status, or TPS, arrived here after natural disasters or economic collapse rendered their homelands unsafe or unstable. Immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Sudan are among those who may be stripped of their right to remain in the United States if the ruling is allowed to stand.

No Immediate Effect on TPS Recipients

The Trump administration has agreed in principle to allow TPS recipients to remain in the United States legally until March 5, 2021. Those who arrived in this country from El Salvador have a longer period of safety. El Salvadorian TPS recipients can remain here legally until at least November 2021. For those who have made their new homes in the United States, however, the uncertainty of the new ruling could present real difficulties in managing housing, employment and education for children and teenagers who have been covered by TPS in the past.

The Importance of Legal Representation

Retaining the services of a qualified and experienced New York immigration lawyer is essential to promote the best possible outcomes for TPS recipients and other immigrants in our area. Your New York immigration lawyer can provide you with support in managing visa issues, applying for permanent resident status or other green card arrangements and in managing TPS issues with immigration agencies. This can allow you to feel more confident and to protect your right to remain in the United States even if TPS is permanently rescinded for refugees at some point in the future.

At Oltarsh & Associates, P.C., we are committed to helping immigrants resolve issues that could affect their ability to remain in the United States legally. If you need the help of a knowledgeable New York immigration lawyer to resolve issues with TPS or for any other problems you may be facing, give us a call today at 212-944-9420. We look forward to the chance to serve you.

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